Laboratory Exhaust Design and Renovation: What Industrial Hygienists Need to Know


Engineering, Laboratory Health and Safety

Arranger: M. Fahim, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Moderator: M. Fahim, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Monitors: M. Miller, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA; L. Wong, University of California Office of the President, Oakland, CA.

Laboratory hoods and local exhaust ventilation systems are the primary means of protecting people working with hazardous materials in laboratories. The EH&S professionals can play a significant role during design, selection, installation, and commissioning of the system to ensure safe, dependable and energy efficient operation. This roundtable will review different ventilation design options and selection guides, commissioning tests, required long term maintenance and calibration, building code requirements and interpretation, energy management, and management of change.

Invest in the Future by Being an Effective Lab Design Team Member Today
J. Doughty, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

Fume Hood Auto Sash Devices: Design Considerations and Lessons Learned
L. Davis, J. Fleming, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA.

Ventilation Codes and Standards Give New Weight to EHS Judgment
J. Coogan, Siemans Building Technology, Buffalo Grove, IL; K. Kretchman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Commissioning of High-Performance Fume Hoods: Ensuring Worker Safety and Cost Savings
J. Peters, W. Litzke, C. Channing, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Yaphank, NY.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong with my Exhaust/Ventilation System?
W. Mele, D. Hall, Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene, Inc., Wheat Ridge, CO.

Laboratory Energy Conservation and Sustainability
M. Austin, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Presented at AIHce 2015 in Salt Lake, Utah.​